Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

Title: Chief Financial Officer, Vice President
Company: PermiT-PROS LLC
Location: Carrollton, Texas, United States

Mark Edwards, CPM, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President at PermiT-PROS LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in technology.

Backed by a Bachelor of Science in technical communications and business administration from the University of Wisconsin at Platteville from 1977, Mr. Edwards joined the commercial printing industry. About 25 years ago, noting the transition to a more technologically advanced protocol, he went on to become a certified purchasing manager through the Institute for Supply Management in 2002. Utilizing his vast experience and knowledge, Mr. Edwards spearheaded PermiT-Pros LLC, a state-of-the-art modern business license management system that helps organizations with multi-location business units to manage and track business licenses and stay compliant. Notably, he has excelled as the chief financial officer since 2013, as well as the vice president since 2016. His wife, Laine, serves as president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Edwards commenced his career in Lacrosse, Wisconsin; starting with equipment sales at ABDick/Savin, in 1977, moving to Wausau and on to commercial print advertising sales at Marathon Press, Inc. in 1978. Joining American Standard Printing Company group in Dallas in 1981, Mr. Edwards continued to work in the printing industry. Serving in roles as a product planner, estimator, buyer, manager of customer and production services at a number of companies. These include Artesian Press, Inc. from 1983-1986, PM Press, Inc. from1986 to 1988 and 1990 until 1992. Plant Manager at Love Envelope in 1989 and went on to Munoz Printing Company Inc. from 1993 to 1996 and Proctor Press, Inc. from 1996 to 1997. Pivoting due to the technology scape, Mr. Edwards worked as a material control associate for GTE from 1998 to 2000. After the merger with Bell Atlantic at Verizon Communications, Inc. from 2000 to 2010 as specialist planner for commercial markets moving on to international buyer and then as national planner for COE and outside plant. Spun off as part of a sale, Mr. Edwards and his team went to Frontier Communications, Inc. in 2010.  Progressing in his field, Mr. Edwards flourished as a buyer and planner at Coca-Cola Refreshments, Inc. and Coca-Cola SW Beverages from 2010 to 2020.

Finding great success throughout the course of his career, Mr. Edwards was the recipient of a Lifetime Certification, awarded in 2017. In addition, was granted 13 Certificate of Merit from the Printing Industries of America Premier Print Awards competition. Alongside these accolades, he cites his most notable achievement has been wearing a variety of hats throughout his career trajectory. From supply chain management to the commercial printing industry and account management, he has flourished in each endeavor he took on. Mr. Edwards attributes his success simply to hard work, tenacity and adhering to ISO9000 standards. In five years’ time, he aims to expand and grow PermiT-PROS to run with the big companies and ensure all aspects of quality customer service. In his spare time, Mr. Edwards enjoys skiing, painting and woodworking.

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